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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (758 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas Mullen Narrator: Robert Fass Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2011 ISBN: 9781611136265
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A fast-paced literary thriller that recalls dystopian classics such as 1984 and Fahrenheit 451, from the award-winning author of The Last Town on Earth.

Zed is an agent from the future—a time when the world’s problems have been solved: no hunger, no war, no despair.

His mission is to keep it that way. Even if it means ensuring every cataclysm throughout history runs its course—especially the great conflagration, an imminent disaster in our own time that Zed has been ordered to protect at all costs.

Zed’s mission will disrupt the lives of a disgraced former CIA agent; a young Washington lawyer grieving over the loss of her brother, a soldier in Iraq; the oppressed employee of a foreign diplomat; and countless others. But will he finish his final mission before the present takes precedence over a perfect future? One that may have more cracks than he realizes?

The Revisionists puts a fresh spin on today’s global crises, playing with the nature of history and our own role in shaping it. It firmly establishes Mullen as one of the most exciting and imaginative writers of his generation.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larry | 2/14/2014

    " Wow, this was really thought provoking read. A combination 1984, Fahrenheit 451 and The End of Eternity. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jeff | 2/8/2014

    " Tedious and flat... couldn't get into it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin Scott | 2/6/2014

    " I'm kind of torn because I was kind of disappointed by the twist, not just because of which way it came out, but because it kind of makes the whole novel a lot less original than it would have been if the central premise had held. There were a lot of strings to this novel--not too many--and I'm not sure all of them were necessary, even if some might have been red herrings. It's like the author had several slices of "keenly observed life of DC" that he wanted to pack into this novel, and they didn't always work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy Kemp | 2/6/2014

    " Liked the beginning more than the end, but I couldn't put it down. Read in less than 24 hours. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrea | 2/4/2014

    " I don't know if this is fake science fiction or a novel that's mildly tinged with fantasy. The conceit was enough to interest me, and I did finish the book but I will say I had a hard time keeping all the male characters straight - morose straight guys with a hero complex, in multiple flavors. Maybe I was too sleepy to give this book its due, but it felt like it was written to be optioned, which is the kind of vaguely science fiction book by which I feel most betrayed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 1/31/2014

    " First book I've read by this author. A bit like Jodi Picoult as it's told from perspective of several protagonists. A mix of "LOST" TV series and Time Traveler's Wife. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kara | 1/14/2014

    " If you have ever lived in DC, this book is worth it just for the local details that other books set there miss. The plot is also very twisted and keeps you guessing until almost the end, if that is your thing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 1/14/2014

    " Too confusing for me to enjoy...was never drawn into the story though the premise is worthy of discussion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Mitchell | 1/6/2014

    " Not my usual genre but I enjoyed it nonetheless. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rose Ann | 12/7/2013

    " Got 150 pages in, and gave up. They author did not succeed in drawing me in. I just turned it back in at the library. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Don Daily | 10/10/2013

    " This thought-provoking novel asks: what is history? what is perfect? what is my part in history? what is my responsibility? Tom has created a book that is at once a page-turner and a philosophical puzzler. It raises questions as current as today's headlines and as fundamental as Plato's cave. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Garth Moore | 6/2/2013

    " Fun, quick spy-fantasy read, good if you live in/around DC. He name-check lots of landmarks. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cassie | 4/19/2013

    " I really enjoyed this. I appreciated the imperfection of the characters and the questions that this novel raised. I couldn't put this one down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ana | 4/9/2013

    " It is really a 3.5. Interesting concept and plot, but some of the characters are weaker in their development than the others and this is unfortunate because in this story they are all are connected. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dhunter | 3/8/2013

    " Slow and tedious. Annoyingly bad descriptive prose throughout the first 10% of the book, like a really bad attempt to be William Gibson then it stops and the remainder is endless dialog. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shane McLeod | 1/13/2013

    " Definitely have to read this one again. Enjoyed it lots, but lost track of a few of the characters near the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 11/24/2012

    " A literary thriller/sci-fi novel. Pretty cynical, but well-done. I really cared about the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betty | 10/3/2012

    " It was a pretty good read and will check out some of the authors other books as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 GoodREADS at WCPL | 4/14/2012

    " This book messed with my head...in a good way. Very unique. Recommended for fans of dystopic near-future tales such as Super Sad True Love Story. /acs "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kaw | 12/17/2011

    " The writer just really wanted to be able to express their viewpoint on existenal philosphy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dougcris | 11/4/2011

    " This was very disappointing and in the end confusing. For me just okay. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brooke | 10/20/2011

    " Color me confused.....I am still not sure what happened at the end and if I fell victim to a Shaggy Dog type ending. Perhaps someone can explain it to me better as I walked away extremely unsure if Z. Was from the future or if it was all in his head. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 10/18/2011

    " The Revisionists is time-traveling, mind-bending, page-turning good fun - with a healthy dose of philosophy. How many books have you sitting on the edge of your seat *and* pondering the mysteries of Fate, Time, Causality, and the significance or lack thereof of each human life? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 10/14/2011

    " This was a good read-light and just a little bit exciting. If you like the idea of time-streams you'll like this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brenda | 10/14/2011

    " Some thought-provoking philosophical questions are raised in this book, but the plot was confusing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Don | 10/3/2011

    " This thought-provoking novel asks: what is history? what is perfect? what is my part in history? what is my responsibility? Tom has created a book that is at once a page-turner and a philosophical puzzler. It raises questions as current as today's headlines and as fundamental as Plato's cave. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 9/27/2011

    " Great the first half of the book, then it was downhill from there and ended up being very much "done before." A real disappointment. I loved his book "The Last Town on Earth." This one, not so much. "

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About the Author
Author Thomas Mullen

Thomas Mullen is the author of The Last Town on Earth, which was named Best Debut Novel of 2006 by USA Today and was awarded the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for excellence in historical fiction, and The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers. His books have been named Best of the Year by such publications as the Chicago Tribune, USA Today, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Onion, and Amazon.com.

About the Narrator

Robert Fass is a veteran actor and seven-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award, winning in 2011 and 2013. He is equally at home in a wide variety of styles, genres, characters, and dialects and has earned multiple Earphones Awards, including one for his narration of Francisco Goldman’s Say Her Name, which was named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Audiobooks of 2011. He has given voice to modern and classic fiction writers alike, including Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, Isaac Asimov, Jeffrey Deaver, and John Steinbeck, as well as to nonfiction works in history, memoir, health, journalism, and business.